25 janvier 2022

Five rhinoceros horn 'lotus' libation cups sold at Sotheby's London, 15 May 2007

Lot 1. A rhinoceros horn 'lotus' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 16.7cm., 6 5/8 in. Sold 19,200 GBP (Estimate 7,000 - 10,000 GBP). © Sotheby's. the cup in the form of a deep widely flaring lotus leaf, the dark reddish-brown horn naturalistically carved around the exterior with lotus buds and flowers borne on leafy tendrils curling up and around the body, forming to one side a large handle and ribbon-tied to the base to form a short foot on which stand two large cranes, the interior... [Lire la suite]

27 mai 2018

Seven rhinoceros horn libation cups and a carving of Budai and boys from a European family at Bonhams Hong Kong, 29 May 2018

Seven rhinoceros horn libation cups and a carving of Budai and boys from a European family. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Lot 54. A very rare rhinoceros horn documentary libation cup, Signed Zhou Tang Zhencang, dated by inscription to the 7th year of Wanli, corresponding to 1579 and of the period; 11cm (4 3/8in) long. Estimate HK$ 500,000 - 800,000 (€ 55,000 - 87,000). Sold for HK$ 750,000 (€ 82,707) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Naturalistically carved in the form of a... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2018

A carved rhinoceros horn 'Magnolia' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2174. A carved rhinoceros horn 'Magnolia' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 480,000 - HKD 620,000. Price realised HKD 1,040,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The magnolia-form cup with flared sides is finely carved around the exterior in high relief with magnolia blooms, the handle in the form of a large mangolia blossom issuing from a gnarling branch extending to the base. The material is of a rich caramel tone. Provenance: Acquired... [Lire la suite]
05 janvier 2018

A rhinoceros horn 'Magnolia' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2. A rhinoceros horn 'Magnolia' libation cup, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,600 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the warm honey-coloured material naturalistically carved in the form of a large magnolia flower, borne on gnarled leafy stalks issuing further smaller buds and flowers around the vessel and forming a handle to one side and a short foot to the base, naturalistically carved, pierced wood stand. Quantity: 2 ... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2015

A fine rhinoceros horn 'magnolia' libation cup, 18th century

Lot 183. A fine rhinoceros horn 'magnolia' libation cup, 18th century. Estimate £35,000 - 40,000 (€49,000 - 56,000).Unsold . Photo Bonhams. The cup naturalistically carved as an open magnolia blossom with overlapping petals, borne on openwork gnarled leafy stalks clambering over to the sides to form the handle and issuing further smaller buds and foliage around the exterior. 12.3cm (4 7/8in) long Provenance: a distinguished European private collection Notes: Once a flower highly favoured by... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2015

A rhinoceros horn 'magnolia' libation cup, 17th-18th century

A rhinoceros horn 'magnolia' libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate £25,000 - 30,000 (€35,000 - 42,000). Photo Bonhams. The deeply-hollowed cup formed as an open magnolia flower and carved in high relief on the exterior with smaller blossoms all issuing from a delicate leafy branch encircling the cup to form the base. 8cm (3 1/8in) high  Note: The magnolia is a symbol of feminine beauty and charm, and is a popular subject for rhinoceros horn as its trumpet-shaped flowers lend themselves to the restrictions... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2015

A Chinese carved rhinoceros horn 'magnolia' libation cup, 17th-18th century

A Chinese carved rhinoceros horn 'magnolia' libation cup, 17th-18th century. Estimate AU$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€21,000 - 36,000). Photo: Bonhams. the reddish brown horn naturalistically carved as a large and spreading magnolia blossom raised on a branch issuing blossoms, the interior incised with veins rising to the irregular scalloped rim, with stand, 12.8cm long, 7cm high  Provenance: A NSW Private collection, purchased in the North America in the 1950s, imported to Australia in 1969, and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]